During the summer of 2021, the Amazing Brentwood, in Vancouver, Canada, was reopening after a large renovation and 2 years of closure due to the pandemic. The Amazing Brentwood selected me as the artist to help transform their mall and courtyard into a positive and colourful space that would encourage guests to come together and engage. 
Through this interactive art installation, I wanted viewers to reconnect with the world around them by experiencing the wonder of light and colour again. The morning light transformed the elevator shaft into a twisting tower of light and the skybridge, canopy, lobby and rooftop become a dazzling array of colours and reflections. In the evening, the installations were lit, transforming the modern architecture of The Amazing Brentwood into a light box of colour that emanates onto the world outside. As guests explore these different spaces, the light appears to move with them too, revealing a captivating aura of colour and shadows that turns the viewer into the artwork itself.
The Amazing Brentwood Unveils “Aura,” Western Canada’s Largest Free Public Light Mural 
"An Immersive art experience that celebrates light, colour and architecture. 
In partnership with Park Production House and The Amazing Brentwood,  “Aura’s” sunlight-powered and semi-transparent vinyl installations adorn six highly visible locations at The Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Although I am more known for my low poly landscapes, it has always been capturing light, colour, and abstraction that has inspired me to make art. My inspiration for “Aura” came from the modern architecture of the Amazing Brentwood and the way that the sunlight radiates off of the glass. I wanted to create an art installation that would enhance the modern lines in the architecture, reveal unique views of the property and to consider how the guests would experience the different locations. By using coloured glass and the form of the building I was able to use the material to create dramatically different experiences depending on the time of day. 
These 6 art installations span 14,679 square feet and took over six weeks to complete."

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